This worksheet is intended to help a child pay more attention to how anxiety impacts them physically: what their physical symptoms of anxiety are in their body. Many children experience stomachaches or feel uncomfortable and restless with anxiety, and this helps them identify how they specifically experience stress and anxiety, as many people feel it differently in their body.
Once we can identify how we feel anxiety, our anxiety awareness helps us cope and catch it earlier, leading us to make better choices for ourselves sooner.
Visual exercises can help illustrate big feelings, tough emotions, and challenging thoughts. Children often don’t understand what anxiety is, even if they are feeling it themselves; visualizations and other useful activities can help them learn.
This print-out form can help children understand their anxiety better. Use our many helpful resources to support children in identifying their tricky thoughts and big feelings.
Keywords: anxiety symptoms, somatic anxiety, anxiety awareness